7 batsmen who have scored 2 or more World Cup centuries against the same opposition
The World Cup is undoubtedly cricket's biggest stage. Every batsman dreams of scoring a hundred in the the tournament. And over the years, some players have been fortunate enough to replicate their success across multiple editions, and that too against the same opposition.
Here, we take a look at 7 players who have scored two or more World Cup hundreds against the same opposition.
#7 Brian Lara vs South Africa
Brian Lara's love affair with the South African team was no secret. Throughout his career the champion batsman from Trinidad saved his best for the Proteas.
In the 1996 quarter-final at Karachi, Lara's blistering shot-making on his way to 111 was instrumental in knocking South Africa out of the World Cup. Seven years later, during the 2003 edition, Lara smashed 116 against the hosts in a thriller which West Indies won by 3 runs.
#6 Ricky Ponting vs India
Ricky Ponting was known as India's tormentor throughout his career. And the story was no different in the World Cup. Ponting set the stage on fire in two high-voltage clashes against India, in 2003 and 2011.
In 2003, Ponting played a captain's knock, scoring 140 not out off just 121 balls in the World Cup final which led Australia to a crushing win over India. Eight years later, it was a relapse in the quarterfinal of the 2011 World Cup in Ahmedabad as Ponting hit 104, this time in vain.
#5 Aaron Finch vs England
Aaron Finch has had the honor a century against arch-rivals England on two of the most iconic cricket venues during the World Cup.
In 2015, Finch hit a magnificent 135 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in the group stage encounter against England. Four years later, he achieved the same feat against the same opposition, this time at the home of cricket i.e. Lord's.
Both these hundreds resulted in Australia pounding the English team.
Also see – India vs England head to head stats